On Teaching at Menla & the Tibet House US Art of Freedom Award | 11/22/2017

On Teaching at Menla & the Tibet House US Art of Freedom Award – Annual New Year’s Meditation and Yoga Retreat : Sharon Salzberg at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York, December 2016.

In this video Robert A.F. Thurman discusses Spiritual Director + Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg’s long time relationship with Tibet House US, her assistance in the early days of Menla and about her winning of the ‘Art of Freedom’ Award.

This is an excerpt from the Tibet House US Member Archive recording of the “Real Love: Annual Dharma + Yoga Retreat” with Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman held in Phoenicia, New York at Menla January, 2017.

To learn about the Annual Dharma + Meditation retreat with Sharon Salzberg & Robert AF Thurman at Menla please visit: www.menla.us.

On Teaching at Menla & the Tibet House US Art of Freedom Award – Annual New Year’s Meditation and Yoga Retreat : Sharon Salzberg at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York, December 2016. Getty Image by Bryan Bedder

Photos of Robert A.F. Thurman & Philip Glass presenting Sharon Salzberg with the Tibet House US Art of Freedom Award by Bryan Bedder.

“Bob and I are old friends. Bob, before he was at Columbia, was at Amherst College and the center that I co-founded, the Insight Meditation Society, is in Barre, Massachusetts which is about 45 minutes away from Amherst.

So I remember Bob living in this big yellow house and these are the days when the Dalai Lama would come to visit, as I’m told, you know, wander around Bob’s house opening up closet doors and saying things like, “Untidy. Untidy..” So we got to be friends. Then Bob came to New York City, Columbia, and eventually they established this gorgeous retreat center called Menla Mountain Center in Phoenicia, New York and we began teaching there together.

We come from two different strands of Buddhist tradition and yet I think we both enjoy really exploring the relevance of these teachings to modern life really as we find it.”

Sharon Salzberg via www.onbeing.org.

 

About Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching.

She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Loving Kindness and her most release by Flatiron Books, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.

Suggested Books + Audio by Sharon Salzberg

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection (Book), Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation (Book), Real Happiness at Work (Book), Voices of Insight (Book), Loving Kindness (Book), Faith (Book), Love Your Enemies (Book), Heart as Wide as the World (Book), Insight Meditation : A Step by Step Course on How To Meditate (Audio + Book), Room to Breathe: An At-Home Meditation Retreat (Audio), Loving Kindness Meditation (Audio) & Guided Meditations for Love & Wisdom (Audio).

To learn more about Sharon Salzberg please visit: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

To learn about the Annual Dharma + Meditation retreat with Sharon Salzberg & Robert A.F. Thurman at Menla please visit: www.menla.us.

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To learn more about Sharon Salzberg please visit: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

 

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